Animal Facts for kids

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Kids love Fun facts, especially those about animals. That’s why we’ve compiled 45 amazing animal facts just for kids! Some of these facts are Fascinating, while others are weird but true.

Reading these can be a great Boredom Buster for kids. Plus, You can easily turn these crazy FunAnimal Facts into cool Trivia questions for a fun family night!

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Fun Animal Facts for Kids

Kids will love these facts because these are some of the most fascinating tidbits we’ve encountered. So memorise a few to impress your Friends and Family! Without further ado, let’s dive in!

 A group of pandas is called an embarrassmentSome collective nouns can be funny, but this one takes the cake!

Panda Fun Fact for kids

Animals like Elephants, Hippos, Rhinos, Sloths, and Tortoises can’t jump


 The only Mammal that can Fly is Bat. All flying creatures lay eggs, but not bats! They give birth to live young, making them truly unique in the animal kingdom.


Starfish can regenerate lost arms. If a starfish loses an arm, it can grow a new one. Some species can even regenerate an entirely new starfish from a single lost arm!


A snail can sleep for three years. It actually hibernates!


Koalas sleep up to 22 hours a day.

Koala Fun facts for kids

Weird but true, Butterflies taste with their feet.


The cheetah is the fastest land animal.


Sea otters hold hands when they sleep. They do this to keep from drifting apart from each other in the water.


Penguins propose with a pebble. Male penguins search for the perfect pebble to give to their mate during courtship.


A Chameleon’s Tongue is twice the length of its body.


Giraffes have the same number of neck Bones as humans. That is 7 in both cases!

Giraffe Fun Fact for kids

A crocodile can’t stick its tongue out. 


Male seahorses give birth. The males carry the fertilized eggs in a pouch until they hatch, then give birth to tiny seahorses.


Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. 


A snail has 14,000 teeth. 


The Hummingbird is the smallest Bird in the world! Its egg is just the size of a pea.

Hummingbird Fun Fact for kids

Monkey intelligence has been compared to a human toddler’s, at least when it comes to solving puzzles. Some have even outperformed adult humans in cognitive tests!


The platypus is one of the most unusual creatures in the animal kingdom. Platypus is a Mammal that lays eggs.


With four legs, a Beaver-like tail, and a Duck-like bill, scientists initially thought platypus was a hoax when it was first brought to Britain from Australia.


The Platypus also secretes milk through its skin instead of its nipples. Also, It does not have any Stomach! It is one of a kind and these facts sound too strange to be true!


Ostriches can run faster than horses.


Bees communicate by dancing. They perform a “waggle dance” to inform other bees about the location of food sources.


No two tigers have the same stripes.

Tiger Fun Fact for kids

A jellyfish is 95% water. These delicate creatures are mostly made up of water, which gives them their jelly-like appearance.


Some frogs can freeze without dying. They survive being frozen solid during the winter and thaw out in the spring.


Sharks have been around longer than trees. Sharks have existed for around 400 million years, predating trees by about 50 million years.


Wombat poop is cube-shaped.  They are the only known species with a unique digestive system that forms their faeces into cube shapes.


Flamingoes get their pink colour from the shrimp that they eat.


Owls cannot roll their eyes to look at something; instead, they must turn their necks. This is because their eyes are fixed in place on their skulls.


It is fascinating that the Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees. 


Sharks produce one of the most weird egg shells of all –rectangular with projections on all ends!

Shark Fun Fact for kids

Despite their massive trains, Peacocks can Fly!

Armadillo’s Armour has been seen to deflect bullets! It is composed of bony plates known as osteoderms.

Walruses gather in large groups called herds, sometimes numbering in the thousands! They rest, socialize, and stay safe from predators as a Group.

The Stinky spray of Skunk can hit a target 12 feet away. Skunks use their spray as a last resort because it takes 10 to 12 days to refill.

Polar bear skin is actually black beneath the fur. Also, The fur is translucent and looks white as it reflects light.

The Anteater has a tongue that can reach up to 2 feet long. Perfect for reaching into Ant Nests!

Anteater fun fact for kids

The dung beetle is the strongest animal relative to its size, capable of lifting 1,141 times its own body weight.


The blue whale is the largest animal on Earth. Its tongue alone is heavier than an Elephant!


Mongooses are immune to snake venom. 

Some Snakes swallow their prey whole up to 10 times larger than their heads – that’s like a human swallowing an entire pig!

After a full meal, a crocodile can go without food for even 6 months. They move slowly to conserve energy.

Hedgehogs are Lactose Intolerant. They lack the enzymes needed to break down a sugar found in milk.

Hedgehog fun Fact for kids

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So that’s 45 Fun Facts, I hope you enjoy reading these!

I often quiz my daughter with questions based on Animal Facts like these.

Are you looking for Printable Animal Facts for kids? The below image has a high resolution, so you can simply save it and print it to read it to your child.

Animal facts for kids

If you love animal facts, I highly recommend getting this Animal Encyclopedia by DK. It is one of our cherished books! It has great illustrations and Kids learn a lot about the animal Kingdom.

Animal! (DK Knowledge Encyclopedias)

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